Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

Colin Powell

'About The Indian Troops, Nobody Has Asked Us'

Jun 11, 2004

'We'll look at it [the UN resoultion] very carefully. But I must emphasize that this matter will have to be placed before the government at the highest levels so it would be premature for me to say yea or nay.'

'...And A Good Relationship With India'

Mar 18, 2004

"It's not a reward for A.Q. Khan, it's part of a continuing relationship and we have been doing things to demonstrate to the Pakistanis that we are good, solid, long term partners. The same relationship we want to have with India."

'A Major Non-NATO Ally'

'I advised the Foreign Minister this morning that we will also be making notification to our Congress that will designate Pakistan as a major non-NATO ally for purposes of our future military-military relations.'

'There Is No Quid Pro Quo Here'

Mar 16, 2004

The US Secretary of State on 'outsourcing and insourcing', the Indo-USA bilateral relations and the obligatory noises on Pakistan and its problems, including of course on nuke proliferation.

'We Are Fully Supportive Of President Musharraf'

The meeting with the US Prez might signify the closeness of the two 'natural allies' and the importance given by the administration but the attention given to India by the US journos at a press-briefing by Colin Powell and Yashwant Sinha reflects yet

15 April, 2003

'A Resort To Force Would Not Be The Appropriate Solution'

The US secretary of state during the Washington Foreign Center Briefing delivered his well-rehearsed homilies on India and Pakistan while talking about post-war scenarios in Iraq and beyond.

14 April, 2003

'Syria Should Review Their Actions...'

'...and their behavior not only with respect to who gets haven in Syria and weapons of mass destruction, but especially the support of terrorist activity,' says the US Secretary of State.

14 April, 2003

'The UN Has Been Weakened'

David Frost

BBC interview with the US Secretary of state, Washington, DC, April 12, 2003

14 April, 2003

'Mr. Chalabi Is Well Known'

Tom Brokaw

NBC News interview with the US secretary of state, Washington, DC, April 11, 2003

11 April, 2003

'I Don't Think There Is A Direct Parallel'


The US Secretary of state on Indian External Affairs Minister's statement about pre-emptive strikes, says, 'we don't believe there is a need now for any military action of any kind' in an interview on PTV, April 10.

08 April, 2003

'I Don't Need A U.N. Resolution Today'

Press Briefing with Secretary Powell and Ari Fleischer, Aboard Air Force One En Route Belfast, Northern Ireland, April 7, 2003

27 March, 2003

'Pakistan Should Fulfill Its Commitments'

Colin Powell

Joint United States – United Kingdom Statement on the Violence in Kashmir by the US Secretary of Sate and the UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, Washington, DC, March 27, 2003

17 March, 2003

'The Time Is Now Over'

The US secretary of state's 'briefing on situation with Iraq' -- 'it would be best at this time to withdraw the resolution, and I can think of nothing that Saddam Hussein could do diplomatically ..He had his chance. He's had many chances over the l

06 February, 2003

'Iraq Still Remains In Material Breach'

Colin Powell

Full text of the US Secretary of State's address to the United Nations.

30 January, 2003

'Interested In Lowering Tensions'

Is this the formal position, as articulated by the Pakistan foreign minister: 'You're talking of terrorism sponsored by Pakistan across LOC, but I would rather that you also spoke of state terrorism committed by Indian military occupation forces in K

09 September, 2002

Going Beyond The Hyphen?

Powell says US pressuring Pakistan on commitment to end infiltration and not interfering in any way with J&K elections as bilateral issues get discussed between India-US.

04 September, 2002

'It's A Con...'

"...that the Iraqi regime, and especially Mr. Tariq Aziz has been pulling on the international community for years, and where we are now is that it's time for the international community to speak back..."

04 September, 2002

'The Facts Scream Out To Us'

Colin Powell

Remarks at World Summit on Sustainable Development by the US Secretary of state during which he was heckled and interrupted many times.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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